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#287404 - 12/18/17 08:53 PM Urban edc - City
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2555
The actual stuff I use and carry:
Jacket, cell phone backup battery, $ cash, water bottle, keys.

#287406 - 12/18/17 10:53 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5339
Urban EDC - pocket carry:
Folding knife, folding scissors, 1xAA LED, wallet w/ cash, cards & ID, keys.
I always dress for the weather with options for when the weather turns.

At times I carry a backpack with essentials, other times the backpack remains in the truck. Although it probably doesn’t qualify as EDC because I don’t always carry it, the truck and its various kits are always readily available.

#287407 - 12/18/17 11:09 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
Tjin Offline

Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1796
- Wallet with cards, cash, bandaids
- phone with extra cash in the cover
- Extra cash in my belt
- keychain flashlight; nitecore tip
- Victorinox Huntsmen.

I cary a backpack 95% of the time; with:
- Fold flat dust/carbon mask
- tissues
- powerbank
- phone charger
- CPR mask and gloves
- Sportstape
- Pen
- petroleum jelly
- Patch kit for my bicyle tire

#287408 - 12/19/17 12:11 AM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2550
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
The following is primarily based on my experiences in Dallas:

On my person or in pockets:
Fox 40 whistle and pill fob containing Lorazepam on keychain
Cell phone
Medical ID bracelet

In my bag:
Eyeglass case
Prescription medications
Bottle of aspirin
Kleenex Go Pack
germ-X hand wipe
Protein bars (number of bars vary)
8 Count box of cracker sandwiches
Two nutritional shakes
8 oz bottle of water
First aid kit with three packets of Alka-Seltzer

Jeanette Isabelle
“Birds of a feather sure know how to clip each other’s wings, huh?” Lutz, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2 Volume 4

#287412 - 12/19/17 06:15 AM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
Phaedrus Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2888
Loc: Big Sky Country

Wallet in back right pocket
Cell phone in front left pocket
Car & house keys in front right pocket
Knife (usually a Spyderco Dragonfly in HAP40 or Delica in VG-10) in back left pocket
Flashlight (usually a Malkoff MDC with a TIR head) clipped into right front pocket
Sidearm (HK P2000 carried 3:30 IWB in a Garrett Silent Thunder IWB)
Spare magazine carried at 11:00 in a Safariland 123 Horizontal pouch
“I'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” —Richard Feynman

#287438 - 12/20/17 03:13 AM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
acropolis5 Offline

Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 358
I have posted , in these Forums, over many years, on urban EDC & survival, my favorite topic in the survival field. Rather than spending the next hour or so typing, please allow me the conceit of referring you to some of my past posts. Please feel free to critique. I welcome all comments, especially the negative comments.

As to my comprehensive, body carried EDC/GHB pack, please see my 10/21/17 post “New Bag Thinking” and 2/28/14 “ Packing a Get Home Bag -EDC , and my 10/9/12 & 10/21/12 “ Critique my EDC/GHB”, all in Survival Forums. ( No, I don’t carry this ALL the time. But I do carry it often. I strip the tools for places with X-ray security scans.)

For wallet EDC see, “EDC in a Wallet” , 9/10/17, in Survival Forums and “ Urban Specific Survival Advice”, 2/25/16 in Urban Preparedness.

There are other posts , but those are representative.

Finally, I didn’t find a good post on my EDC keychain, so here goes: Necessary entry keys, car key fob, Fenix EO5 with lithium battery, Photon Freedom , yellow with hood and carried backwards in its neck carrier, so it doesn’t turn itself on in my pocket, Bison medium size tube whistle, Bison pill fob with 4 chewable 81mg. Aspirin, 2 generic Benadryl, 4 caffeine tablets, 4 generic pseudoephedrine tablets and 4 generic ibuprofen, with 18” of 2” Gorilla Tape wrapped on pill capsule, Utili- key, and a P-38.

Happy perusing and critiquing and very Happy and Healthy Holidays !

#287444 - 12/20/17 01:52 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3540
Loc: USA
If you're not wearing shoes good for significant walking in urban situations, consider adding a pair to your EDC.

#287464 - 12/23/17 12:30 AM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: chaosmagnet]
Dagny Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1918
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
If you're not wearing shoes good for significant walking in urban situations, consider adding a pair to your EDC.

Ditto this -- especially women. On 9/11/01, so many of my women friends deeply regretted their high heels as they walked 5 miles or more home from downtown DC. They all kept sneakers in their offices afterward.

On EDC I have the benefit of carrying a purse:

AM/FM/SW Radio (C Crane) + extra batteries
-- if there's a natural or manmade disaster, the first thing you're going to want is
news. Local news. I'd want to reserve my cell phone battery for later when a call
might possibly go through.

Cash -- don't count on credit cards functioning.
Bic lighter
Doug's little MK5 knife
Moleskine + pen
Petzl Zipka head/wrist light
Cotton bandanna

If your workplace is in an urban area then there I'd keep a rucksack or shoulder bag with survival items to get home or shelter-in. And/or a survival bag in your car.

I live in the city and bicycle to work in the city. I keep some convenience foods and canned water in my office -- for everyday use but am mindful of their potential in a shelter-in situation. But I'd be getting home via bike or walking unless there was a radiological or biological hazard in the air.


#287471 - 12/23/17 05:18 AM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2982
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Strongly agree that mobility is a massive (and perhaps primary) asset in an urban environment. Most people can can manage 3-4-5 miles in an hour when pressed; and out of the zone of "le horror du jour" a degree or normality, business as usual, will likely exist. Especially if you can pay cash.

#287478 - 12/23/17 03:25 PM Re: Urban edc - City [Re: TeacherRO]
UncleGoo Offline

Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 382
Loc: CT
Minimum EDC:
wallet-cash, CCs, drivers license + department ID, dental flosser
bandanna, cellphone, pen
swiss army knife, chapstick, spare change=$1-2.00
firearm + reload + 4" folding knife (part of my uniform for 35 years, now.)
car + minimal necessity keys - two sets, one each front pocket.

Most days-in a bag-I add one or two 32 oz water bottles, flashlight, spare battery pack to recharge cellphone, raincoat, reading material, Powerbars (no affiliation), lollipops, small OC spray, 3*5 cards for paper, a short roll of toilet paper and a small teddy bear.

If you ever have to sit with a lost child while you try to locate their parents, "my old teddy bear," a lollipop, and a game of tic-tac-toe will make their time much easier to bear--no pun intended.

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